Covid-19: 14 New Cases

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Malaysia today recorded 14 new Covid-19 cases as of noon, bringing the total infections in the country to 9,354.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said a new cluster, the Benteng Lahad Datu cluster, was also reported in Sabah.

He said of the new cases, five were imported involving non-Malaysians returning from Ukraine, Pakistan, Indonesia and Philippines.

“Nine local transmission cases reported as of noon today, where five were Malaysians and four non-Malaysians.

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“Two of the Malaysian cases were reported in Kedah, each from the Tawar and Telaga cluster, and three in Sabah, where one from the new cluster, Benteng Lahad Datu cluster, one severe acute respiratory infection patient at the Lahad Datu Hospital and one from the screening at the prison,” he said in the Covid-19 press conference today.

Malaysia has recorded a Covid-19 fatality for the third straight day, taking the death toll to 128.

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Dr Noor Hisham said the victim is an 80-year-old woman with a history of lung cancer and high blood pressure.

She was among the cases identified in the Tawar cluster on August 15.

The woman experienced fever and chest pain on August 6 and was admitted to a medical centre. She was transferred to Penang General Hospital on August 14 after testing positive for the coronavirus.

“Her condition deteriorated due to complications from her lung cancer and had been on ventilator support since Aug 24. She was confirmed to have died at 10.38 am on Sept 1,” Dr Noor Hisham said.